I have 2 lowland varieties that are not doing as well as I thought they would since I am in Mississippi, and 2 highland that are doing much better than I expected. I was afraid it was going to get too hot for them but they are thriving.
I am going to be ordering some extremely rare nepenthes next month and I want to be sure I am growing them properly. I have a greenhouse that is heated during the winter, although on the coldest of nights it is still staying barely above freezing even with the heater. In the summer, it is as hot as our outside temps, which reaches 100 degrees. I do not put an air conditioner in there.
Right now the highland neps are thriving and doing very well. I assume this is because the temps are still cooling off into the 60s at night and are getting into the 80s during the day. It has also been very rainy and the humidity is high right now. Soon, though, it will be too hot for them outside. I'm hoping that when this happens the lowland neps will start doing much better since they like hotter temps.
Here is what I was thinking - during the summer I should leave the lowland outside and bring the highland inside and put them in a terrarium. I also have shelving if I run out of room, and I have plenty of lighting. I keep all my pings inside on these shelves and they do very well. And then during the winter I can put the highland back outside and bring the lowland in and put them under the lights so they won't get too cold.
Does this sound good? Please give me some info if I am missing anything, because I am getting aristolochiodes, eymae, glabrata, khasiana, macrovulgaris, rajah, tobiaca, and maybe more and these are expensive and I certainly don't want to kill them.